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Question 1: During this time, the game developed from its origins in England into a game which is now played professionally in most of the ________.
Commonwealth GamesCommonwealth realmUnited KingdomCommonwealth of Nations

Question 2: The game continued to spread throughout England and, in 1751, ________ is first mentioned as a venue.
Yorkshire and the HumberNorth YorkshireWest YorkshireYorkshire

Question 3: After the Civil War ended in 1648, the new Puritan government clamped down on "unlawful assemblies", in particular the more raucous sports such as ________.
FootballAustralian rules footballMedieval footballAssociation football

Question 4: Possibly cricket was derived from ________, assuming bowls is the older sport, by the intervention of a batsman trying to stop the ball from reaching its target by hitting it away.
Canoe poloRingetteBasque pelotaBowls

Question 5: The "Great Cricketer", ________, made his first-class debut in 1865.
Donald BradmanFrank WoolleyW. G. GraceWilfred Rhodes

Question 6: The situation began to crystallise after 1961 when South Africa left the ________ and so, under the rules of the day, its cricket board had to leave the International Cricket Conference (ICC).
Commonwealth GamesUnited KingdomCommonwealth of NationsCommonwealth realm

Question 7: The International Cricket Council reacted to this development by organising the first ________ in England in 1975, with all the Test playing nations taking part.
Hockey World CupWomen's Cricket World CupICC World Twenty20Cricket World Cup

Question 8: Australia established the ________ in 1892-93.
Queensland BullsNew South Wales BluesSheffield ShieldAustralia national cricket team

Question 9: Cricket faced its first real crisis during the 18th century when major matches virtually ceased during the ________.
Great Northern WarFrench and Indian WarSeven Years' WarRaid on Rochefort

Question 10: The first limited overs international match took place at ________ in 1971 as a time-filler after a Test match had been abandoned because of heavy rain on the opening days.
Melbourne Cricket GroundOlympic Park StadiumPrinces Park (stadium)Docklands Stadium


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